Liverpool are considering a shock move in signing Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form for the Tyneside club during the 2014/15 season, where he scored four goals and managed two assists from 34 league starts. His display for the Magpies has seen him attract interest from the Premier League clubs.
Sissoko has publicly expressed his desire to play for Arsenal after revealing the Gunners have always been the club of his heart. In addition to this, Premier League champions Chelsea are also in the hunt for his signature.
The French international admitted that he is aware that Blues manager Jose Mourinho is tracking his progress. The Merseyside club are hoping to beat Arsene Wenger's side and Chelsea in landing the midfielder.
Brendan Rodgers has already lost star midfielder Steven Gerrard and he needs to bring in a replacement for the former Reds skipper. Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has already advised the Northern Irishman to sign Sissoko as Gerrard's successor at Anfield.
The Newcastle star's contract is set to expire in the summer of 2019. Liverpool are willing to test the Magpies' resolve and make a bid of €24m (£17.16m, $27.2m) in order to land him in the summer transfer window.
Sissoko wants to be part of the France side for the Euro 2016 and the only way he can make it to Didier Deschamps' team is by featuring regularly next season. He is not confident that a move to Arsenal or Chelsea will help him get regular playing time and hinted he could continue at Newcastle.
"Didier Deschamps clearly told us that he will only be choosing players who are regularly playing [at their clubs]," Sissoko told Le Parisien.
"With one year to go until the Euros, you cannot change club and find yourself on the bench. At the same time, I want to play for one of the biggest clubs and I would notably like to play in the Champions League, something I cannot do at Newcastle. One day or another, my hour will come. In any case, I see myself staying in England."